Finding Calm in the COVID-19 Storm by Dr. Karen Cassiday

2020-05-08T14:11:37-05:00

"What if you have the kind of anxiety that makes you feel trapped and panicky because of the stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19?  While there are some whose anxiety disorder might find it a relief to stay home and engage in social distancing, there are many for whom this situation creates a special nightmare." In [...]

Finding Calm in the COVID-19 Storm by Dr. Karen Cassiday2020-05-08T14:11:37-05:00

Do I Have Anxiety or Am I Just Stressed? Listen to Christina Maxwell’s WGN Radio Interview

2020-04-30T16:08:38-05:00

Christina Maxwell joined "Into the Night" host Ji Suk Yi on WGN Radio 720 to explain the differences and similarities between stress and anxiety, how to best manage them during the pandemic, as well as offer life-long tools to help cope with anxiety-triggering situations.  Enjoy listening to the interview, and be sure to check out [...]

Do I Have Anxiety or Am I Just Stressed? Listen to Christina Maxwell’s WGN Radio Interview2020-04-30T16:08:38-05:00

Sydney Frattura Kampschroer’s Tips & Tricks for Sheltering in Place

2020-05-07T20:20:04-05:00

Sydney Frattura Kampschroer continues to encourage us, as we face shelter-in-place extensions, to maintain simple routines and connections as well as adding in time for fun throughout the day.  She motivates us to look forward to and plan for the future when businesses reopen and travel is again a possibility, and remind ourselves daily of [...]

Sydney Frattura Kampschroer’s Tips & Tricks for Sheltering in Place2020-05-07T20:20:04-05:00

Christina Maxwell Speaks to NBCNews About COVID-19 and Anxiety

2020-03-20T15:37:20-05:00

Coronavirus is a 'Personal Nightmare' for People with OCD and Anxiety Disorders For people with mental health conditions, COVID-19 is both their worst nightmare and sudden validation of their habits.  Here are some highlights from the article by Tyler Kingkade.: "Uncertainty is the basis of all anxiety disorders, so in some ways, COVID-19 has set a [...]

Christina Maxwell Speaks to NBCNews About COVID-19 and Anxiety2020-03-20T15:37:20-05:00

Hear Dr. Dustin Siegel Address Anxiety Concerns on the Special Siblings Podcast

2020-03-20T15:30:21-05:00

Coping with COVID-19, Part 2: Managing Anxiety in an Uncertain World The Special Siblings podcast focuses exclusively on supporting siblings of kids with disabilities and the unique issues they face. On this episode, Dr. Dustin Siegel shares tips for those of us feeling a little extra anxious as we face changing daily routines and uncertain futures. [...]

Hear Dr. Dustin Siegel Address Anxiety Concerns on the Special Siblings Podcast2020-03-20T15:30:21-05:00

Dr. Karen Cassiday on Channel 7 News

2020-03-20T15:16:26-05:00

Hear Dr. Karen Cassiday address anxiety about the coronavirus on Channel 7 news. Dr. Cassiday reminds us to keep things in perspective and pay more attention to positive news.  "Another thing to remind yourself is our country has been through much worse," says Dr. Cassiday. This post is for educational purposes only and not intended [...]

Dr. Karen Cassiday on Channel 7 News2020-03-20T15:16:26-05:00

Dr. Karen Cassiday Addresses Coronavirus Fears in the Chicago Tribune

2020-03-10T12:58:39-05:00

Some with OCD and other anxiety disorders are struggling amid the coronavirus epidemic. By Angie Leventis Lourgos for the Chicago Tribune   Highlights from the article: “The thing that makes the coronavirus difficult for people with anxiety is the level of uncertainty,” [Dr. Cassiday] said. “We know that when there’s uncertainty, then people with anxiety [...]

Dr. Karen Cassiday Addresses Coronavirus Fears in the Chicago Tribune2020-03-10T12:58:39-05:00

Bustle: How to Respond to Nosy Questions from Family

2020-03-05T13:21:29-06:00

Bustle:  How to Respond to Nosy Questions from Family Dr. Karen Cassiday recently talked with Bustle's Emma McGowan about managing the sometimes invasive personal questions we are often asked by our nearest and dearest during the holidays.  While the magnifying glass of our relatives' curiosity is strongest during these seasonal family parties, Dr. Cassiday's advice [...]

Bustle: How to Respond to Nosy Questions from Family2020-03-05T13:21:29-06:00

ADAA: Managing Holiday Stress for the Stressed

2020-03-05T13:20:06-06:00

ADAA: Managing Holiday Stress for the Stressed By:  Dr. Karen Cassiday "Let’s face it.  The holidays can be stressful for anyone with all of the expectations for joy, gift-giving, and getting together with family, friends, and co-workers.  When you are prone to worry, social anxiety, or depression, however, the pressure can feel doubled because you [...]

ADAA: Managing Holiday Stress for the Stressed2020-03-05T13:20:06-06:00

allure: Everything You Should Know About OCD

2020-03-05T13:19:27-06:00

allure:  Everything You Should Know About OCD Christina Maxwell, MA, LCPC, LMHC, was recently quoted in an article on allure on understanding the basics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  While OCD has become more familiar to many of us thanks to TV characters like Monica from Friends and the title character of the series Monk, [...]

allure: Everything You Should Know About OCD2020-03-05T13:19:27-06:00